Pony | Half Acre Beer Company

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369 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Half Acre Beer Company
Illinois, United States
halfacrebeer.com

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Pony Pilsner is a firm take on the classic German style aimed to quench the masses.

German hops and malts are braided together to release the crisp awakening your summer self needs.

Added by MasterSki on 03-20-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#25,525
Reviews:
61
Ratings:
369
pDev:
10.99%
Bros Score:
3.94
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
72
Trade:
1
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3.89/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Gregwa
3.74/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sethro
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great tasting, balanced, easy drinking Pils

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Photo of SBlobaum
3.95/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of SiepJones
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Abe_Froman
3.52/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 22Blue
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stevedore
3.72/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pint on draft. Served in a pint glass. Pours a clear golden yellow body, one and half finger white head, short retention, good lacing. Smell is biscuit, crackers and grain, light zesty hops and minerals, just a trace of sulfur. Flavour is crackers, grain, mineral, pilsner malt, light noble hop presence, a bit of citrus and lemon even. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, crushable, good carbonation, good depth to it.

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Photo of ssimpson89
3.48/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dankacheese
4.23/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.08/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of MikeWard
3.68/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

16oz can into a pint glass. packaged 8/8/16, so about a year old.

pours a hazy pointing toward cloudy yellow with hints of yellow body. Good foamy white head which persists in some form all the way down. Good lacing as well.

Not getting much of anything on the nose, faint yeast is all.

A good honest mouthful on this warm day reveals a medium bite and a sour aftertaste. likely the age has not helped this one, but its still a decent enough drink.

mouth is above medium, finish is quite sour.

Overall, a decent thirst quencher, would prefer the sour aftertaste was dialed back a bit, but that may be age related. did the job for me while cleaning out the basement.

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Photo of bwood06
3.99/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My parents came up and visited myself and my wife just recently so we took them out to a new beer bar in the suburbs. It was a blasted hot day so I figured a good, light bodied beer was in order.

This beer pours a slightly hazy (possibly chill haze) golden hue that is topped with a white, foamy head that dissipates slowly to a thin lacing. A high amount of carbonation is easily visible with bubbles racing to the top. 3.75/5 The aroma is typical of the German Pilsener style with grassy, noble hops, peppery spice, and a good amount of light grain. There is a light lemony zest to the aroma that is quite nice as well. 4/5 The flavor profile is just like the aroma with light grains, grass, pepper, and lemon all coming out nice and strong. All seem to work quite well together here. Bitterness is moderate and lingers for quite some time after swallowing. 4/5 This is a crisp, clean, drying beer that is light in body. The dryness sticks around for a good while after swallowing. 4/5 This is really a very good representation of the German Pilsener style, albeit with a bit more lemon than I deem to be normal. However, the lemon is a nice addition to this beer and gives just a little extra umph in the flavor profile. 4/5

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Photo of Wizzle32
3.86/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of hozersr
3.88/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheBigBoy
2.8/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of vfgccp
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

SAVOR D.C. 2017

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Photo of VABA
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CPAles
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Harrison8
4.07/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a bright straw color with a little fog in the transparency. Two fingers of foamy, white head retain well, leaving behind a few dots of lacing. Aroma is yeast spice, biscuity, bready malts, and a hint of banana. Flavor profile is smooth biscuity, bready malts, with a twinge of spicey yeast in the background. Mouth feel is a little effervescent, with a surprisingly thick consistency for a pilsner. It carries a presence. Overall, a tasty, simple drinking beer. Well crafted.

Served in a 12oz snifter from a 16oz can.

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Photo of Beernoobie
4.29/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Shy5
3.97/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of scud83rp
1.71/5  rDev -54.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of grahuba
3.77/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zeff80
3.74/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured out a clear, golden-yellow color with a fluffy, white head of foam. It smelled of sweet caramel and floral notes. Nice floral/grassy hop bitterness. Sweet caramel and bready malts.

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Pony from Half Acre Beer Company
Beer rating: 3.73 out of 5 with 369 ratings
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